138 Commands of Command Prompt (DOS) with Their Description

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Command Prompt No. Command Detail

1 ANSI.SYS — Defines functions that change display graphics, control cursor movement, and reassign keys.

2 APPEND — Causes MS-DOS to look in other directories when editing a file or running a command.

3 ARP — Displays, adds, and removes arp information from network devices

4 ASSIGN — Assign a drive letter to an alternate letter

5 ASSOC — View the file associations

6 AT — Schedule a time to execute commands or programs.

7 ATMADM — Lists connections and addresses seen by Windows ATM call manager.

8 ATTRIB — Display and change file attributes.

9 BATCH — NRecovery console command that executes a series of commands in a file.

10 BOOTCFG — Recovery console command that allows a user to view, modify, and rebuild the boot.ini

11 BREAK — Enable / disable CTRL + C feature.

12 CACLS — View and modify file ACL’s.

13 CALL — Calls a batch file from another batch file.

14 CD — Changes directories.

15 CHCP — Supplement the International keyboard and character set information.

16 CHDIR — Changes directories.

17 CHKDSK — Check the hard disk drive running FAT for errors.

18 CHKNTFS — Check the hard disk drive running NTFS for errors.

19 CHOICE — Specify a listing of multiple options within a batch file.

20 CLS — Clears the screen.

21 CMD — Opens the command interpreter.

22 COLOR — Easily change the foreground and background color of theMS-DOS window.

23 COMP — Compares files.

24 COMPACT — Compresses and uncompress files.

25 CONTROL — Open control panel icons from the MS-DOS prompt.

26 CONVERT Convert FAT to NTFS.

27 COPY — Copy one or more files to an alternate location.

28 CTTY — Change the computers input/output devices.

29 DATE — View or change the systems date.

30 DEBUG — Debug utility to create assembly programs to modify hardware settings.

31 DEFRAG — Re-arrange the hard disk drive to help with loading programs.

32 DEL — Deletes one or more files.

33 DELETE — Recovery console command that deletes a file.

34 DELTREE — Deletes one or more files and/or directories.

35 DIR — List the contents of one or more directory.

36 DISABLE — Recovery console command that disables Windows system services or drivers.

37 DISKCOMP — Compare a disk with another disk.

38 DISKCOPY — Copy the contents of one disk and place them on another disk.

39 DOSKEY — Command to view and execute commands that have been run in the past.

40 DOSSHELL — A GUI to help with early MS-DOS users.

41 DRIVPARM — Enables overwrite of original device drivers.

42 ECHO — Displays messages and enables and disables echo.

43 EDIT — View and edit files.

44 EDLIN — View and edit files.

45 EMM386 — Load extended Memory Manager.

46 ENABLE — Recovery console command to enable a disable service or driver.

47 ENDLOCAL — Stops the localization of the environment changesenabled by the setlocal command.

48 ERASE — Erase files from computer.

49 EXPAND — Expand a Microsoft Windows file back to it’s original format.

50 EXIT — Exit from the command interpreter.

51 EXTRACT — Extract files from the Microsoft Windows cabinets.

52 FASTHELP — Displays a listing of MS-DOS commands and information about them

53 FC — Compare files.

54 FDISK — Utility used to create partitions on the hard disk drive.

55 FIND — Search for text within a file.

56 FINDSTR — Searches for a string of text within a file.

57 FIXBOOT — Writes a new boot sector.

59 FIXMBR — Writes a new boot record to a disk drive.

60 FOR — Boolean used in batch files.

61 FORMAT — Command to erase and prepare a disk drive.

62 FTP — Command to connect and operate on a FTP server.

63 FTYPE — Displays or modifies file types used in file extensionassociations.

64 GOTO — Moves a batch file to a specific label or location.

65 GRAFTABL — Show extended characters in graphics mode.

66 HELP — Display a listing of commands and brief explanation.

67 IF — Allows for batch files to perform conditional processing.

68 IFSHLP.SYS — 32-bit file manager.

69 IPCONFIG — Network command to view network adapter settings and assigned values.

70 KEYB — Change layout of keyboard.

71 LABEL — Change the label of a disk drive.

72 LH — Load a device driver in to high memory.

73 LISTSVC — Recovery console command that displays the services and drivers.

74 LOADFIX — Load a program above the first 64k.

75 LOADHIGH — Load a device driver in to high memory.

76 LOCK — Lock the hard disk drive.

77 LOGON — Recovery console command to list installations and enable administrator login.

78 MAP — Displays the device name of a drive.

79 MD — Command to create a new directory.

80 MEM — Display memory on system.

81 MKDIR — Command to create a new directory.

82 MODE — Modify the port or display settings.

83 MORE — Display one page at a time.

84 MOVE — Move one or more files from one directory to another DIRECTORY

85 MSAV — Early Microsoft Virus scanner.

86 MSD — Diagnostics utility.

87 MSCDEX — Utility used to load and provide access to the CD-ROM.

88 NBTSTAT — Displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP connections using NBT

89 NET — Update, fix, or view the network or network settings

90 NETSH — Configure dynamic and static network information from MS-DOS.

91 NETSTAT — Display the TCP/IP network protocol statistics and information.

92 NLSFUNC — Load country specific information.

93 NSLOOKUP — Look up an IP address of a domain or host on a network.

94 PATH — View and modify the computers path location

95 PATHPING — View and locate locations of network latency

96 PAUSE — command used in batch files to stop the processing of a command.

97 PING — Test / send information to another network computer or network device .

98 POPD — Changes to the directory or network path stored by the pushd command.

99 POWER — Conserve power with computer portables.

100 PRINT — Prints data to a printer port.

101 PROMPT — View and change the MS-DOS prompt.

102 PUSHD — Stores a directory or network path in memory so it can be returned to at any time.

103 QBASIC — Open the QBasic.

104 RD — Removes an empty directory.

105 REN — Renames a file or directory.

106 RENAME — Renames a file or directory.

107 RMDIR — Removes an empty directory.

108 ROUTE — View and configure windows network route tables.

109 RUNAS — Enables a user to execute a program on anothercomputer.

110 SCANDISK — Run the scandisk utility.

111 SCANREG — Scan registry and recover registry from errors.

112 SET — Change one variable or string to another.

113 SETLOCAL — Enables local environments to be changed without affecting anything else.

114 SHARE — Installs support for file sharing and locking capabilities.

115 SETVER — Change MS-DOS version to trick older MS-DOS programs.

116 SHIFT — Changes the position of replaceable parameters in a batch program.

117 SHUTDOWN — Shutdown the computer from the MS-DOS prompt.

118 SMARTDRV — Create a disk cache in conventional memory or extended memory.

119 SORT — Sorts the input and displays the output to the screen.

120 START — Start a separate window in Windows from the MS-DOS prompt.

121 SUBST — Substitute a folder on your computer for another drive letter.

122 SWITCHES — Remove add functions from MS-DOS.

123 SYS — Transfer system files to disk drive.

124 TELNET — Telnet to another computer / device from the prompt.

125 TIME — View or modify the system time.

126 TITLE — Change the title of their MS-DOS window.

127 TRACERT — Visually view a network packets route across a network.

128 TREE — View a visual tree of the hard disk drive.

129 TYPE — Display the contents of a file.

130 UNDELETE — Undelete a file that has been deleted.

131 UNFORMAT — Unformat a hard disk drive.

132 UNLOCK — Unlock a disk drive.

133 VER — Display the version information.

134 VERIFY — Enables or disables the feature to determine if files have been written properly.

135 VOL — Displays the volume information about the designated drive.

136 XCOPY — Copy multiple files, directories, and/or drives from one location to another.

137 TRUENAME — When placed before a file, will display the whole directory in which it exists

138 TASKKILL — It allows you to kill those unneeded or locked up applications

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